ANC recalls Zuma but gives no deadline for him to resign
The ruling African National Congress has asked South African president Jacob Zuma to vacate his position.
In a media statement following aspecial meeting of the National Executive Committee held on the 12th February 2018 said:
The NEC therefore decided as follows:
- To recall its deployee, Comrade Jacob Zuma, in accordance with Rule 126.96.36.199 of the ANC Constitution, which accords the NEC the authority to “recall any public representative”.
- There should be continuing interaction between the officials of the ANC and the President of the Republic.
The decision by the NEC to recall its deployee was taken only after exhaustive discussion on the impact such a recall would have on the country, the ANC and the functioning of government.
It is being reported that Zuma has indeed agreed to step down but only in the next three to six months.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule says the party will meet on Wednesday over Zuma’s response.
Wonder if there was an Asante Sana at the end of that. We’re just being naughty now…